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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. -- Margaret Mead

Other Notable Events for January 20

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On this date in history:

In 1265, Britain's House of Commons, which became a model for parliamentary bodies, met for the first time.

In 1783, U.S. and British representatives signed a preliminary Cessation of Hostilities, which ended the fighting in the Revolutionary War.

In 1801, John Marshall was appointed ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 20

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Those born on this date include:

- Harold Gray, creator of the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, in 1894
- comedian George Burns in 1896
- Greek businessman Aristotle Onassis in 1906
- Austrian naturalist Joy Adamson in 1910
- Italian film director Federico Fellini in 1920
- actor DeForest Kelley in 1920
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Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2017 with 345 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.

19th centuary painting of Westminster Hall.

This Day in History, January 20

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On January 20th, 1265, the English Parliament met in the Palace of Westminster for the first time.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave. -- Indira Gandhi

Other Notable Events for January 19

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On this date in history:

In 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union and joined the Confederacy.

In 1920, threats against the life of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, because of his activities in suppressing criminal radicalism, led officials to take every precaution to guard the head of the Justice Department.

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Notable Birthdays for January 19

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Those born on this date include:

- Scottish engineer James Watt, inventor of the steam engine, in 1736
- Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in 1807
- American short story writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe in 1809
- English metallurgist Henry Bessemer in 1813
- French post-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne in 1839
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Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2017 with 346 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.

Portrait of Henry V

This Day in History, January 19

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On January 19th, 1419, Rouen surrendered to Henry V during the Hundred Years' War.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself. -- Bill Gates

Other Notable Events for January 18

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On this date in history:

In 1778, James Cook became the first European to reach the Hawaiian Islands. He called them the Sandwich Islands.

In 1871, William of Prussia was declared the first German emperor.

In 1935, an additional 98 individuals were sentenced, 19 to prison and 79 to exile, for playing a role in ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 18

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Those born on this date include:

- French philosopher Montesquieu in 1689
- English physician Peter Roget, who compiled Roget's Thesaurus, in 1779
- American orator and statesman Daniel Webster in 1782
- English author A.A. Milne, who wrote Winnie the Pooh, in 1882
- comedian Oliver Hardy of the Laurel and Hardy...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2017 with 347 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.

Attendees of the Paris Peace Conference

This Day in History, January 18

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On January 18th, 1919, the Paris Peace Conference opened in Versailles.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. -- Mother Teresa

Other Notable Events for January 17

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On this date in history:

In 1605, Don Quixote was published.

In 1806, the first baby, James Madison Randolph, was born in the White House. He was the grandson of President Thomas Jefferson.

In 1871, Andrew Hallikie received a patent for a cable car system that went into service in San Francisco in 1873.

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Notable Birthdays for January 17

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Those born on this date include:

- American statesman, scientist and author Benjamin Franklin in 1706
- British statesman David Lloyd George in 1863
- Mack Sennett, director of slapstick silent films, in 1880
- U.S. gangster Al Capone and English novelist Nevil Shute, both in 1899
- actor Betty White in 1922 (...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2017 with 348 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.

Artist's rendering of the First Battle of the Stronghold

This Day in History, January 17

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On January 17th, 1873, the First Battle of the Stronghold took place.

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